In the debate over the benefits of a concierge cabin versus a regular veranda, this is my experience. A veranda on Holland America is equal to a concierge level on Celebrity, outside of the day of sailing complimentary sparkling wine. So, is it worth it? Well, if you are used to a veranda room on Holland America, you probably won't see much difference in booking a concierge level room on Celebrity. I have cruised with Celebrity before this cruise so I can't honestly say what a veranda only level room on Celebrity is like in comparison to its Concierge level, but I suspect that it would be just fine in a regular veranda room. Just my untested thoughts. Read entire member review >>
The only negative comment I would make about this room is by being directly under the Oceanview Bar, we heard so much noise from the chairs and tables being scraped across the bar deck. There doesn't seem to be any insulation between Deck 10 (where the bar is) and the Deck 9 balconies (where our room was). We paid extra to get a room in the aft of the boat, but couldn't even sleep with our balcony door open (to hear the ocean) because of this noise. I can't imagine we're the first people to notice the noise, yet nothing seems to have been done about fixing the situation. On a previous cruise, we had an aft room again but there was nothing above us so noise was not a factor. When hearing all the scraping, it felt like we were in a cheap hotel. Read entire member review >>
Newton did an exceptional job. The room was always perfect. He even went above and beyond on several occasions. Didn't use the balcony too much but was glad it was there. Plenty of storage space. Read entire member review >>
The cabins were adequate even though I was in 'consierge ' class. When I booked the cruise I was under the impression that upon arrival in my cabin would be a bottle of 'bubbly', fruit and flowers. We had the bottle, there were 2 apples and one orange and no flowers! The fruit delivered every day consisted of the 1 orange and 2 apples and we were meant to get hors d'oevres in the afternoon and aperitifs before dinner. We got a stainless steel platter with 4 indentations full of items we don't eat which they now call daily savouries just once a day. When questioned, we were told that the two had been changed as had the flowers. We never found the binoculars nor the second hair dryer and the golf umbrella was a normal black folding one. Very disappointing. With regard to priority disembarkation we were the second to last to disembark with a sticker number 17. Read entire member review >>
Reasonably spacious cabin, with bed nearest door. Bathroom was let down by cheap plastic shower curtain that constantly clung to the person showering. Good storage under vanity basin, but no power outlet at all in the bathroom! Bed comfortable, but no 'mattress topper' despite being advertised meant a 'crack' between the single beds when pushed together.Comfortable 2 seater 'convertible' lounge opposite the sizeable desk which had 2 cupboards underneath. Good cupboard storage.Balcony was reasonable, with 2 chairs that partly reclined and a small round table. HOWEVER, being directly under the buffet restaurant meant large steel supports for the projecting 'pods' partially obstructed the view in both directions - this cabin is NOT advertised as having a partially obstructed view so beware... Read entire member review >>
We were on Deck 8 in the back of the ship. Being on the back end of the ship, we had a very large balcony with great 360 degree views! The cabin itself was nice but the bathroom definately needed updating. There was a bad smell and the shower area was a bit grimy. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9018 is decent in location, not too far from the stairs or the elevator and far enough from common area noise. The bathroom sink has a chronic problem of not draining unless you completely remove the sink stopper. Then the cabin steward would put it back in and I'd have to take it back out or the sink would fill up with water. The room is in need of renovation, as the flooring is stained and peeling. There was a constant smell of sewer whenever you entered the bathroom, which was disgusting. The peephole slider was broken, so you could never close it, which meant you always had a beam of light from the hallway coming into your room. The plug was so loose, I had to prop my devices so they would stay plugged in. The carpet is very worn by the balcony door. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was Concierge class, oh boy, it was minuscule compared to the same ones on the Solstice. The balcony dividers cannot be opened to join an area together (our last tour on a Solstice ship we had 13 people together and just opened all the balconies together). Our slider whistled all the time. We finally stopped it with spent drink card wedged in the space. The curtains were dirty and missing hangers so they dangled. The closet doors had to be jammed closed (the European closers were loose). The bathroom toilet paper cover was held in place by a wood screw (which stuck out a 1/4 of an inch threatening to snag things). (BTW, I saw more use of sloppy wood screws in other locations to replace metal screws-- can't maintenance buy the right type of screws?) The veneerion the bathroom was coming off the cabinets. The soap holder was loose in the shower and the whole area was rusted and just painted over. The floor would bounce in the shower as we shifted around and it had a high point which prevented a lot of the water from draining rapidly. Read entire member review >>
Location on deck 9 midway between midship and aft stairs, was good for running up the stairs to get a drink or a bit of food from the Oceanview cafe but I could not understand the regular noises like wheels rolling along the corridor as the buffet upstairs was carpeted everywhere. Also the roof, which was the floor of the buffet area, was very protective in torrential rain but it actually obscured photo taking somewhat. The cabin was light and bright with a reasonable size bathroom. The worst feature was the balcony which was way too small for the size of the cabin Read entire member review >>
Stateroom 7179 Celebrity Millennium- quiet location but not too far from the lifts and stairs. Plenty of storage space with the luggage fitting under the bed. Balcony OK with to reclining chairs and a table.
Robes, fresh fruit, flowers etc with Hansgrohe shower head. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 8055, okay location mid ship, kind of far from stairs/elevators either way. Sun is blocked most of the time by the sun deck on deck 10, it jets out over the edges of the ship causing the 4 or 5 floors below to get shade, not sun on the balconies. Deck 6 probably is where you start to get sun again. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 8154. Very quiet. Location is near the back of the ship away from foot traffic. Cabins above and below so noise was not an issue. Everything was in working order. Loved the balcony. Very private. Room was a good size for two people. We stored two large suitcases a wheeled garment back, backpack and tote bag without a problem. Plenty of drawer space. Room attendant was not the best. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 8156 - very quiet, no noise through walls - away from elevators - little corridor noise - plenty of drawer space, private balcony - a great location - aft on a quiet deck - simple walk up 2 decks to Lido, down 3 to bars and dining room. We always pick Deck 8 on the M-class ships. Read entire member review >>
Great balcony with overhang to protect in bad weather, close but not too close to mid ship elevator/stairs, very quiet, roomy with good hot/strong shower and plenty of storage. Read entire member review >>
My cabin 9099, was in a great location, not far from the elevators. It was quiet, I did not hear any noise from either side. The balcony was great. The bathroom was small but adequate. The closet and cupboard space was adequate. There were enough plugins for the computer and camera battery. The curtains kept the light out. It was nice to have a lot of mirrors. The bed was comfortable. My only complaint was that I could not turn the A/C off. I could turn it low but it still remained cool. Over all this was a great cabin! Read entire member review >>
Cabin 8078, a concierge cabin was nice, with a nice balcony, Noise was not a problem. The canapes were probably not worth the extra charges, but it was nice to have the fruit and flowers. There was a built in shelving area about 18 inches across with metal bars to keep stuff on the shelves for storage for our camera, binoculars. Bring your own binoculars as the ones provided were broken. I had my own and didn't request new ones. There was also a hand held hairdryer that they replaced when I told them it didn't work. I don't know if our balcony door was broken or not, but it stayed open and it was very nice to have it open when the weather co-operated. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 8075--starboard side..should have picked port side to see more of the coast, but then we wouldn't have seen the huge pod of dolphins swimming by. It had a veranda we hardly used due to cooler temps. Cabin was bright, clean and comfortable. Quiet location..cabins above and below us...tween forward and mid ship elevators. Read entire member review >>
Concierge rooms are the same size as Ocean Views with some modificaitons allowing for larger closets, bathrooms, balconies.
Our room was port side, forward of ship, and near the elevator. It was a quiet location and we had a great view with no obstructions.
Closet space is adequate, but not a walk in. Drawer and shelf space are inadequate, especially for a trip that is nearly two weeks.
Shower space was more generous than usual. You could actually turn around in it and the shower curtain did not hang out. Read entire member review >>
Shower is good as it is not a missile shower - just a plastic curtain and is larger than missile. Don't know why Celebrity must use "the don't steel the hangers" kind of hangers - makes it difficult in the closet. Wish Millennium had a bright night-lite like RCCL Jewel. Read entire member review >>
Very nice cabin. Terrific Veranda and very well designed storage space in cabin, along with overall layout. Bathroom was a bit small and plain in its appointments, but did not detract from our enjoying the stateroom. Stateroom service was excellent. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 8137 - "Millennium".
Extremely quiet area of ship. No through traffic as such. Plenty of storage space. Great bathroom, plenty of room, good shower pressure and temperature. Good balcony. Very comfortable bed. Very restful and comfortable stateroom overall. Read entire member review >>